RK Dewan & Co


Podar Chambers, S A Brelvi Road, Fort,

+91 22 6177 5300

+91 20 6687 1221

Key contacts:

Partner: Dr Mohan Dewan
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Partner: Dr Niti Dewan
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 170

R K Dewan & Co was founded in 1942 and has completed over 78 years of committed and excellent service in the field of Intellectual Property Rights.

RKD has its head office in Mumbai, with branch offices in New Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Indore along with a liaison office in Dalian, China. The firm has recently also established a liaison office in Dallas, USA. The firm comprises 170+ dedicated and highly experienced lawyers, patent attorneys, trademark attorneys, engineers, scientists, paralegals and executives equipped to deliver promptly and efficiently. RKD is well poised to serve its over 4000 corporate and individual clients worldwide including several of the top Indian & Fortune 500 companies.

RKD has built a close-knit, dependable and extensive network of associates in over 125 countries throughout the world. We are therefore able to cater to national and international IP filing, prosecution and domestic and trans-border litigation across all tiers of the judiciary.

Our services: RKD believes in offering customised, cost-effective and innovative solutions across all verticals of IP. RKD is actively involved in advising clients on every aspect of IP, including Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Design. The firm regularly handles large volumes of both IP prosecution and litigation matters on behalf of its many clients.

Having drafted and successfully prosecuted over 5,000 patent specifications globally, Dr Mohan Dewan, the head of RKD, has come to be acknowledged as an expert in the field of patent specification drafting. Dr Dewan leads the RKD team in consistently formulating and executing winning India-centric strategies for IP prosecution and litigation in the country. Dr Niti Dewan oversees international patent filing and prosecution along with patent searching. She has successfully prosecuted patent applications in over 97 countries worldwide. RKD’s team comprises many ex-Examiners & Controllers from the Patent & Trademark Offices who are well-versed with best practices in order to assist clients more effectively in order to obtain their IP rights in a timely manner.

On the patents side, RKD is the largest filer of domestic Indian patent applications, including for the Government of India specifically, Ministry of Defence (DRDO) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. We are therefore very well equipped to assist our clients in every manner with the nuances of the Indian Patent system. RKD is also among the top 3 PCT filers in India.

On the trademarks side, RKD is the pioneer of trademark anti-counterfeiting activity in India. RKD has a network of diligent investigators and local lawyers across the country to unearth piracy and take timely & efficient action in any Court in India (including all 645 District Courts in the country)

RKD’s range of services include (but are not limited to):

Patents | Trademarks & Service Marks | Copyright | Design | IP Litigation | Anti-Counterfeit | Agreement Drafting | Technology Transfer | IP Valuation | IP Audit | Prior art, Patentability & Freedom to Operate Searches | Technology Maps | IP Training & Education

RKD is highly sought after for its values of responsiveness, attention to detail, client-centric culture, adaptability to changing IP landscapes and transparency and honesty in all of our dealings.

Areas of Expertise: RKD serves clients across a very broad spectrum of industries and all areas of technology including but not limited to: Software, Electronics & Telecommunication, Internet, Automobiles, Mechanical engineering, AI, Robotics, Power Sector, Specialty Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Biomedical Devices, Nanotechnology, Materials, Food packaging technology, Process equipment, Textiles, Sports, Media & Entertainment, Luxury Goods, FMCGs and so on.


  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • Designs
  • Litigation & Anti-counterfeiting
  • IP searches & opinions
  • IP commercialization
  • IP audits & valuation
  • Agreements
  • Corporate law